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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Nov 26, 2005 8:35am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GD:david gans blog about the reaction here:

I now see how there could be a lot of extremely complicating factors involved

I have a feeling you may have the answer to the big, "Why no answer?" question there!

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Poster: bertha66 Date: Nov 26, 2005 8:42am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GD:david gans blog about the reaction here:

Exactly. Think of the cost of running an organization the size and scope of GDP etc. just for us to listen to free music. Now I love free music, drinks etc. but the fact that have not done this up to now is amazing if you think of it. How many other bands are allowing this. DMB, no. Phish, No the list goes on....

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Poster: bangtailpoet Date: Nov 26, 2005 9:06am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: GD:david gans blog about the reaction here:

Yeah, and I think the bottom line in all of this (after three days of mulling it over) is that you *HAVE TO* support the rights of the artist to do what they will with their art. I'm not saying you have to agree with how they exercise that right. In this case, I'm not happy with the action that was taken but I must reserve judgement since I don't know why it happened.

I do hope they realize that a lot of the SBDs they pulled off the archive are unmarketable, and will return them to public circulation some day. For instance, I treasure the copy of the obscure Tucson '69 show I pulled off the archive, but would anybody pay $15-20 for it? Would I pay for it? Probably not.

And, ultimately, I would rather see the archive survive without the Grateful Dead downloads than have no archive at all. Fact is, it is relatively easy to get any of these Dead shows through trades, vines, etc., but there is a lot of other material on the archive that is unavailable elsewhere.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Nov 26, 2005 9:43am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: We Will Survive

Thank you so much for your post! To me, after having read about everything in the forum for days it's like drinking a cool glass of water after a spell in the desert.

No one here helping at the Archive is happy about what just happened. We're all bummed, but we just try to make the best of it and look toward the horizon.

If a band says, "Look, we really hated how we played this one night, could you take down that show?" we're really sorry to hear that (on both points!). But if we can't persuade them otherwise (we try!), the show goes dark here. For us, this is that same kind of thing but just on a larger, bigger-bummer scale.

After all, there may be another band here who may have played a *hot* show that night, and thanks to that other band and another taper, it'll be right there in the listings.

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2005-11-26 17:43:26

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Poster: bertha66 Date: Nov 26, 2005 9:51am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: We Will Survive

The archive has been a blessing. so many shows that I have been able to hear, again. Especially after the flood, basement, not New Orleans, destroyed almost my entire collection and I could get it on cd, download to hard drive what fking trip. Thank you, thank you, thank you...do I want more yes.....

But there is an explanation and sometimes, it isn't what you want to hear. There is a light always at the end of the tunnel, shows will be available, somehow and maybe not for free. Well...and as my wife now asks "don't you have enough version of China Cat" and i reply "No" I always want more...but I do have enough version of Day Job....

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Poster: hipschoolpreppy Date: Nov 26, 2005 11:24am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: We Will Survive

this does suck, but why dont we just go back to getting our dead shows through trade, we still have all that great music here, i mean one band to trade is a lot easier that 100000000000000000000000000000000